Library

The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books.

Opening hours
Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00
Fridays 14:00 - 18:00

Summer break
2nd July – 20th July
30th July – 24th August

Study Programs

The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.

There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.

The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), educationbiodynamic agriculturemedicinemathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.

Research

The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects. 

Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section

Goetheanum Press

The Goetheanum Press is the oldest anthroposophical publishing house.

Comments

We are continually working on the English site. Do you like something we are doing, or is there something that you would like to see here? Email us with inquiries, comments and suggestions, Attn: EN website.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org

From Life at the Goetheanum

By: Sebastian Jüngel translated by Bettina Hindes

Goetheanum Leadership reorganises operations and School for Spiritual Science

After two members of the Executive Council at the Goetheanum were not reconfirmed, the Goetheanum Leadership has reassigned all tasks at the institution and decided in favour of a flatter hierarchy. The idea of the School of Spiritual Science and the work of the organization will be increasingly interrelated.


Goetheanum-Leadership after the retreat on 11. und 12. June 2018 (Photo: Heike Sommer)

On 24 March, the General Assembly of the General Anthroposophical Society did not approve the motion to extend the terms of office for Paul Mackay and Bodo von Plato on the Executive Council. The Goetheanum Leadership then reorganised all assignments and tasks. In parallel, the operational management carried out an internal operating analysis. As a result, the Goetheanum Leadership has decided to rethink its organisational structure.

The core of the Goetheanum is the School for Spiritual Science with its eleven Sections. The work of each of the operational departments and their respective activities, such as reception, event coordination, housekeeping and gardening, is now assigned to a specific section. In this way, the idea of the School for Spiritual Science shall become effective right down into to its implementation on site and the experience gained in practice will be made available to the School as a benefit.

The objective is a subdivided responsibility: hierarchies should be flattened, more personal responsibility and self-management made possible, and the connection of the individual to the whole should be expanded. Justus Wittich, member of the Executive Council and operational management, invited the employees to participate in this transformation. "This is a process that will take some time. We will fail again, and again. But that's not bad—even then we will carry on."


Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas Around the World

Performing, Experiencing & Exploring Destiny Community

21st – 25th July, 2018

Tours

General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

| Further Information
| Specific Theme Tours (Registration required)

Exhibitions

March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018

Daily from 8 -22:00           

Brentano's Studio

Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.

April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017

Daily from 8 -22:00         

Maximilian Woloschin (1877-1932)

"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)

Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:

 

2.–6.4., 27.4., 19.–24.7: Closed

22.3.: 13.30–14.00

The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields. 

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music. 

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.